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Back by popular demand!

The Gender Lady: The Fabulous Dr. May Cohen

Co-presented by the Toronto Jewish Film Society, UJA Committee for Yiddish, The Yiddish Vinkl and Anne Tannenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Toronto.

Dr. May Cohen and her husband Gerry ran a large and popular medical practice in North York until 1977. May's parents were Jewish emigres from Eastern Europe in the 1920's. Yiddish was her first language. Her social conscience arose from their progressive political activism in Canada and she became a passionate advocate for the pro-choice movement and for the rights of women and women physicians. This documentary, selected as an audience favourite at TJFF 2019, celebrates her life and radical achievements.

The film will stream from Saturday November 28, 8:00 pm - Sunday, November 29, 9:00 pm.
Ticket sales close on Saturday November 28, 7:00 pm. Join us at 4:00 pm on Sunday November 29 for a special live Zoom Q & A with Dr. May Cohen, her close friend Sharon Hampson and Yiddish Vinkl's Sol Hermolin. This event will be partially in Yiddish!
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/319355505

To buy a ticket click here

As a member of the Committee for Yiddish community, you are being offered a special 25% discount off tickets!

To take advantage of your CfY discount:
Please create an account with the new MNjcc online registration system, Amilia.
Once you reach the payment page, please use "TJFSGenderLady" in the Rebate Code field.
Regular tickets: $10 | CfY discount rate: $8
For assistance with registration, please email help@mnjcc.org
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